“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.”
-The Seed that was promised in the Abrahamic covenant was Christ who died for our sins so that we may remain victorious through Him in everything & have life everlasting. We know that a seed has to die before it grows into a plant that yields fruit. Further, before the seed/ word of God germinates; it has to find habitable ground which is our hearts to start producing. The Seed is Christ Who when planted into our hearts; we become productive in all things & bear good fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility & self-control; by the help of the Holy Spirit.
-Seed in Hebrew is written as zera & it means an offspring or descendant.
-God in His tripartite nature swore an oath to bless Abraham & his descendants. Abraham demonstrated the highest form of self denial & resignation to the will God when he was instructed to sacrifice his only son Isaac. His faith in God bore fruit as he became a father of many nations, his descendants possess the gates of the enemies through Christ & those who believe in Him will inherit the promised land (Gen 22:16-18). This covenant was sealed when God gave us His only Son Jesus; making us His offspring; that through faith we may inherit life everlasting. God also provided manna in form of a seed which looked like coriander seed with the colour of bdellium to the Israelites in the wilderness. The people gathered it, ground it on millstones or beat it in the mortar, cooked it in pans & made cakes that tasted like pastry prepared with oil (Num 11:7-8 ). In the same way manna had to go through further processing, some of our answered prayers have to be worked on as God directs us; so that we can get the best out of them. Some of these include:- growing our gifts & talents, overcoming bad experiences & enjoy good ones in our work as we expand in revenue & ideas, going through ups & downs in relationships & becoming one in Christ during matrimony, overcoming tribulations & living in grace through salvation etc. Apostle Paul tells us to work out our own salvation with fear & trembling (Phil 2:12). Salvation is a step by step process where God refines us gradually like purification of silver through His word so that by believing in Him; we may reflect His image. When we believe in Him & His word that He is our provider; we give freely & receive freely according to His will. Apostle Paul also applauds the Corinthians for their generosity & boasts to the Macedonias about their giving. He encourages them to continue sowing seed by giving & prays for them to bear more fruit. He places a caution though; that giving should be voluntary as one purposes in his/her hearts, not because of necessity or grudgingly for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9:7). We sow seeds by faith hoping for a bounty harvest in the future. Jesus tells us to follow His will as He prepares our hearts to receive His word; in the parable of the sower. Seeds that fall by the wayside represent those who hear the word but the evil one comes & steals that which has been sown into their hearts, lest they believe & get saved. Others fall on the rock representing those who hear the word & receive it with joy but have no roots for they believe for a short time & when temptations come they fall. Others fall among thorns represent those who hear the word & when they go out; are choked by cares, riches & pleasures of life thus become unfruitful. Lastly, the ones that fall on the good ground represent those who hear the word with a noble & good heart, keep it & bear fruit with patience; some a hundredfold, some sixty & others thirty fold. Christ is our Seed, our bread of life. Let us continue to partake of Him that we may have life in abundance now & forever. Amen
We welcome You Holy trinity one God into our hearts to dwell in us. We need You Lord more than anything else & our desire is for You alone. We put all our trust in You Father, strengthen us in faith; that we may always believe in Your word & bear much fruit according to Your will. There are many who do not know You Lord; have mercy on them & make them Your heirs so that they may inherit Your kingdom by Your loving kindness. You are the First & the Last, our only God, direct us in all things. All glory & praise belong to You Father. Amen
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